“The state of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, where they realize their aspiration for self-determination according to their cultural and historical legacy….the right to national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.” – Text of Pending Israeli Law
The pundits have been quick to see in Benjamin Netanyahu’s pending official redefinition of the State of Israel—as the national home of the Jewish people worldwide—the seeds of the complete disenfranchisement of the non-Jewish population of Palestine. And at this point I fear they are right, with Palestinians facing either a degrading internment in tiny “Bantustans” or complete expulsion from “Eretz” or greater Israel.
No doubt, Israel is the only country in the world without a constitution or national boundaries making it a natural candidate for this type of despotism. And it is significant that this announcement comes when the so-called “red heifer”…
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